MANTEO, N.C. (WAVY) – In Dare County on Thursday crews started work for the worst of the current winter storm that hit the Outer Banks Friday afternoon.
At the maintenance yard in Manteo, workers loaded up plow trucks with salt. Depending on how much snow sticks to roads, will determine how the crews respond. If less than an inch falls, plow trucks would act as salt trucks, anymore than that though, and the plows hit the pavement.
NCDOT started prepping the more than 700 miles of lane roads in Dare County Thursday. Trucks dumped around 8,000 gallons of a brine solution on streets, compare that to Bertie County (a county with a similar number of roads) who used 23,000 gallons of brine solution.
Dare County officials have said that is because of the amount of salt water in the air, and snow when it falls in the Outer Banks.
Dare County schools closed at noon. Dare County Emergency Management officials advised that anyone who doesn’t have to drive should stay off the roads.